View Full Version : Toshiba Satellite, BIOS password

03-08-2008, 08:24 PM
I have been handed a Toshiba Satellite A10 laptop.
As soon as you turn it on you are greeted by the users name, a phone number, and password =
The thing is, noone can remember the password
If this were a desktop, I would have no problems, but I know next to nothing about laptops other that there are a lot of things you can do to a desktop that you can't do to a laptop. (Like wipe a BIOS password)

Need help :)

Speedy Gonzales
03-08-2008, 08:33 PM
Something here might work (http://labmice.techtarget.com/articles/BIOS_hack.htm)

Some sites say you can pull it to bits, put a dongle in the parallel port, or you'll have to contact toshiba

03-08-2008, 08:35 PM
Incidentally, no parallel port

03-08-2008, 10:16 PM

Most Toshiba laptops and some desktop systems will bypass the BIOS password if the left shift key is held down during boot

From Speedy's link

03-08-2008, 11:36 PM
Alternatively, clear the settings by removing the cmos battery for 10 minutes (if its easily accessable), as mentioned in Speedy's site.